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What Motorists Need to Know: Preventing Back to School Accidents

You may not even have children who go to school, but chances are, your life will be affected by those who do. Traffic increases in the fall when kids drive themselves, take the bus, or have their parents drop them off at school.

York is home to hundreds of schools. If you are on the road near the time school starts or when the children are being released, you could become involved in an accident simply because of all of the extra vehicles on the road.

Decrease Your Chances of Becoming Hurt

  • Give yourself extra time. Increased traffic on the roads means it may take longer for you to get to your destination. Instead of stressing out and potentially driving erratically, allow additional time to get to where you are going. Knowing that you have plenty of time to get there could stop you from becoming involved in an accident.
  • Pay attention. Between passengers, music, and cell phones, becoming distracted while behind the wheel is easier now than ever before. Looking down to see your recent text message could cause you to miss seeing the child who is walking across the street—causing you to hit him as a result. Stay focused and pay attention to the road.
  • Avoid speeding. Driving too fast decreases your reaction time and prevents you from noticing potentially dangerous situations. When you drive the speed limit, you can keep yourself and those around you safe.  

If You Are Injured, an Attorney Can Help

If despite your best efforts, you were still involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to financial compensation that would help pay for your medical bills and vehicle repairs.

The legal team of Schmidt Kramer wants to discuss your situation with you and help you better understand your rights. Contact us today by giving us a call or filling out our online form. If you found this information helpful, we encourage you to share it on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook!

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